The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its new business education initiative which provides businesses with information on data security and guidance on how to protect consumer information.

The initiative includes a document containing data security guidance based on the FTC's cases related to data security. The guidance outlines ten key steps to effective data security, including:

  • controlling access to data;
  • requiring secure passwords and authentication; and
  • establishing procedures to ensure security measures are current and address vulnerabilities.

Alongside the guidance, the FTC has launched a website which will consolidate the EU Commission's data security information for businesses.

Please click here for further information.